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10.41.07.00.htm 10.41.07.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 41 BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR AUDIOLOGISTS, HEARING AID DISPENSERS, AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS Chapter 07 Cerumen Management Authority: Health Occupations Article, ยง2-101(n) and 2-205(a)1) Annotated Code of Maryland
10.41.07.01.htm 10.41.07.01. 01 Scope.. These regulations govern persons licensed as audiologists in the State..
10.41.07.02.htm 10.41.07.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Cerumen management" means the removal of cerumen which may affect the successful completion of audiological procedures.2) "Medical liaison" means a cooperative arrangement for consultation with a physician, preferably an otolaryngologist.3) "Universal precautions" has the meaning stated in COMAR 10.06.01.02B(10).
10.41.07.03.htm 10.41.07.03. 03 Limitations.. A. Before the removal of cerumen, the licensee shall obtain the informed consent of the patient, or legally responsible adult, and maintain documentation.B. During cerumen removal, the licensee shall comply with the principles of universal precautions..
10.41.07.04.htm 10.41.07.04. 04 Training, Knowledge, and Skills.. A. The licensee shall be responsible for obtaining the training, knowledge, and skills necessary to perform cerumen management.B. Failure to obtain the training before performing cerumen management may subject the licensee to disciplinary action.C. The licensee shall obtain training that includes:. 1) Principles of cerumen management including the anatomy of the ear canal and the ear drum and classification of cerumen;2) Use of instruments;.
10.41.07.05.htm 10.41.07.05. 05 Precautions.. A. The licensee shall have established a medical liaison as defined in Regulation .02B of this chapter before performing cerumen removal.B. The licensee shall refer patients to or consult with as needed the medical liaison for patients requiring cerumen removal who exhibit contraindications.
10.41.07.9999.htm 10.41.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 18, 1995 (22:25 Md. R. 1962). Regulation .05B amended effective January 6, 2005 (31:26 Md. R. 1863).
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